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“THE PREDICTOR” PREDICTS: IMPACT WRESTLING SLAMMIVERSARY 2018

Posted July 21st, 2018 by 1Wrestling News Team

“THE PREDICTOR” PREDICTS: IMPACT WRESTLING SLAMMIVERSARY 2018

By Don “The Predictor” Murphy

With an upcoming vacation on my mind, I recently watched one of my favorite “vacation” movies – “What About Bob?”- starring Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss. I won’t bore you with details but encourage you to check it out if you’re south of 30. The basic plot is anxiety-ridden Bob Wiley (Murray) obsessively seeking help from renowned psychotherapist Dr. Leo Marvin (Dreyfuss), going so far as to follow him on his family vacation, where all sorts of hilarity ensues. In one of the early scenes of the movie, Dr. Marvin advises Bob to take “baby steps” in dealing with each problem, as they relate to his daily routine.

Um, Predictor – what does this have to do with wrestling?

Great question. I mention this because in many ways, it brings to mind the state of Impact Wrestling, as they head into their annual Slammiversary show, taking place this Sunday night from The Rebel Complex in Toronto, Canada. While the company still has a long way to go, I have to say that this latest creative regime has presented a product that has its challenges but is slowly but surely finding its way as another alternative for fans who want something else. At this point, it’s stepping away from the big picture and taking “baby steps” to creating a better show – one week at a time. And this approach has built some moderate anticipation for this Sunday’s pay-per-view, and I think that’s all you can ask for. Let’s run down the card… Read more.

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THE GONZO SHARK’S IMPACT WRESTLING REPORT

Posted July 19th, 2018 by 1Wrestling News Team

Gonzo Shark’s IMPACT Wrestling Report – July 19, 2018

A video package airs briefly highlighting the events from last week involving Sami Callihan and Pentagon Jr, and Madison Rayne and Su Yung.

Petey Williams and Killer Kross make entrances for a one-on-one match. The men square up and Williams lays in some strikes to try to take down the big man. Kross quickly begins to get angry as Williams tries to be quick and elusive. The tables turn after Kross lands a huge throw suplex on Petey. And then he lands another devastating suplex throw and… Read more.

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TOMMY DREAMER MEDIA TELECONFERENCE TALKING SLAMMIVERSARY

Posted July 19th, 2018 by 1Wrestling News Team

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UPCOMING INDEPENDENT WRESTLING SHOWS

Posted July 19th, 2018 by 1Wrestling News Team

** Send your event to Phil Stamper at stamper@wrestlereality.com, Twitter @PSPhenom, or facebook.com/deskofphilstamper… Read more.

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LOOKING BACK AT EXTREME RULES, CLOSET FANS, & MUCH MORE…

Posted July 19th, 2018 by 1Wrestling News Team

Steven Goforth of Chair Shots to the Cranium gives his review of the Extreme Rules PPV. He also shares his cranium thoughts on other topics such as the tag team division, Roman Reigns, “Closet Wrestling Fans”, dual branded pay per views, and the Universal Championship… Read more.

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REMEMBERING TIM “MR. TERRIFIC” LAWLER

Posted July 16th, 2018 by Bill Apter

One of the real nice guys has died … Read more.

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BRUISER BRODY, MASA SAITO, & STRIP LESNAR OF THE UNIVERSAL TITLE!!!

Posted July 16th, 2018 by Bill Apter

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EXTREME RULES: IRON MAN MATCH FOR THE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Posted July 15th, 2018 by Bill Apter

Seth Rollins in a brutal match against Dolph Ziggler (with Drew McIntyre) … Read more.

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EXTREME RULES: WWE TITLE CHAMP AJ STYLES VS. RUSEV

Posted July 15th, 2018 by Bill Apter

Is it finally RUSEV DAY or still an AJ DAY?? Read more.

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EXTREME RULES RESULTS: RAW WOMEN’S TITLE

Posted July 15th, 2018 by Bill Apter

EXTREME RULES MATCH: NIA JAX (with NATALYA) vs. Champion Alexa Bliss (with Mickie James) — (Ronda Rousey is at ringside in the audience with a purchased ticket).

Everything is legal they used a kendo stick, garbage can, chairs, and more … Natalya and Mickey go into it a few times … Ronda ran to ringside and beat up Mickie and then destroyed her in the ring and around ringside as well … Rousey attacked Bliss but was stopped with a Kendo Stick by James .. Jax with near win but beaten with chairs by Bliss & James and finally… Read more.